[OS X Emacs] Re: Can't Make Doc-View Work

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Mar 22 07:29:35 EDT 2010

On  21 Mar, 2010, at 13:56, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> [...]
> Axel, could you test it extensively and maybe report to the original author? (I could as well. Just don't have enough code to test.)

I will test it, but mostly I will report to the author, as your code (and his) is beyond my comprehension.

But I'll take the opportunity to report to you something I found...

I'm setting a Fedora system (I'm used to Ubuntu already, but I think the PDF display is much better in Fedora, with quality near to Mac OS). I installed TeXLive (from TUG) and Emacs 23 from Fedora repositories:

This is GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.6)

Then, to test my TeXLive distro, I made a small test in Emacs *before* installing anything to it (that is, without AucTeX) and with an ~/.emacs with just custom-set-faces.

So Emacs is using it's internal (La)TeX mode. Given my AucTeX habit, I typeset the test file with C-c C-c, which used pdfLaTeX (C-c C-f uses LaTeX, output dvi).

A second C-c C-c..., and what do you think? ---it opened the PDF in DocView, in the same window in a buffer below!

I just tested it in Mac OS (launching Emacs with -q), and it's the same ---it opens the PDF in DocView!

I think this is wonderful news when one is typesetting in a laptop!



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